British Nobel laureate for literature, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul died at the age of 85 years. This was reported by Reuters.
“He was a giant in all things, which he reached, and he died surrounded by those he loved. He lived a life that was full of amazing creativity” – the words quoted the wife of the late writer.
Naipaul was born in the small town of Chaguanas in the island of Trinidad, which at that time was a British colony. Has written more than 30 books. His most famous works were the novels “a House for Mr. Biswas” and “the dark Territory”.
“When I learned to write, I became my own master, I became very strong, and this force with me to this day,” said the writer in an interview with Reuters in 2010.
In 1971 he became the winner of the Booker prize for his novel “In limbo”, in 1993 – the first winner of the Literary prize, David Cohen, and in 2001 the Nobel prize.
He received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1989.